Records of Adrian Dominican Congregation


11 boxes (5 linear ft.)..
The collection is organized into two series Barry Dominican Sisters and General Congregational records.
Barry Dominican Sisters files contain biographical information, newspaper clippings, correspondence, awards and documents about each Adrian Dominican Sister related to Barry University as staff, faculty or student.
Congregational records include different types of materials covering various topics associated with the Adrian Dominican Sisters, such as history and mission, recruitment material, reports, and work of the Adrian congregation.
The Dominican Sisters of Adrian Michigan are an international congregation of religious women and associates whose roots go back to St. Dominic in the 13th century. They trace their beginnings to Holy Cross Convent, a house of enclosed contemplative nuns in Regensburg (Ratisbon), Germany, founded twelve years after St. Dominic's death in 1221. In the mid-nineteenth century, four sisters from Holy Cross Convent were sent to the United States where they founded the Convent of the Most Holy Rosary in New York City. In 1879, the need for teachers brought the first nuns to Adrian, Michigan, where their numbers continued to grow. In 1923, the Congregation separated from New York Congregation and began to flourish; its new Motherhouse was established in Adrian, Michigan.
Founded in 1940, Barry University is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan. This dynamic religious order emphasizes study, contemplation, preaching, and community; these pillars of their religious life have led them to a vibrant spirituality, vigorous academic pursuits, and a strong commitment to make the world a more just place.
This collection is open for research, some restrictions may apply.
Photographs can be found in Barry University Photograph Collection.
Finding Aid available at Barry University Archives and Special Collections.

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